The southern province of Kien Giang will invest about 2.6 trillion VND (122.2 million USD) to build 1,521 small and medium-sized electrical-enginewater pumping stations in the coming time.

Under a plan announced by the provincial People’s Committee, from now to 2020, the water pumping stations will be built to serve about 556,000 ha of agricultural production and aquaculture areas in the locality.

The construction will be in line with the socio-economic development strategy of the province and the Mekong Delta region.

Apart from changing old diesel-engine pumping stations to new electrical ones, the province will also focus on repairing and upgrading downgraded stations across the locality, especially in border and remote areas.

The project is expected to contribute to promoting the movement of new-style rural area building in the direction of industrialisation and modernisation in the province, while responding to unfavourable impacts caused by climate change and rising sea levels.

It will also help the locality reduce water loss and save electricity.-VNA